The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a confirmation hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Jeffrey Rosen, the No. 2 official at the Transportation Department, to become deputy attorney general, replacing Rod Rosenstein. Rosen is an outstanding lawyer who deserves bipartisan support to take over the second-ranking job at the Justice Department.
Joe D. Whitley is a former acting associate attorney general, U.S. attorney, and general counsel of the Homeland Security Department. He currently is with the law firm Baker Donelson in Atlanta.